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Mar 5, 2013 2:00am PST
, however, of the vatican's traditional reluctance to change. >> ideas that challenge the norm are considered an attack on the church and its teachings usually. this is not an attack. it is just about thinking differently. >> that way of thinking was harshly criticized by the pope during his visits to spain. the spanish government's implementation of sweeping reforms to civil society has been a major source of irritation to the vatican. in 2005, spain became the third country in europe to allow homosexuals to marry and adopt children, a development that jesus is particularly proud of. as a gay man and devout catholic, the words of the pope were deeply hurtful. >> we are people who have rights, and we have to insist on them. we do not need the pope preaching to us in spain about our decisions. >> there are two sides to contemporary spain -- liberal and conservative. the latter includes a special on of the catholic church founded in madrid in the 1920's -- special arm of the catholic church. it has substantial influence at the many schools that its members run. the statements of
Mar 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
that they will remain chaste for air and wear men's clothing. they become men-women. she changed her girl's name into a boy's name. our interpreter tells him we would like to talk to him about this custom, but he says he or she is ill. our impression is that he would rather just avoid the attention. up here in the albanian mountains, the streets are mostly populated by men and a few cows. in this society, many marriages are still a range by the family -- the couple has no choice. if no boys are born to the klan, a girl has to become the patriarch. many people from impoverished northern albanian moved here to seek their fortune. we are trying to contact someone. >> how are you? i did not know the exact place. then she agrees to meet us, but she says she does not want to be out in the open among all the stairs -- stares. we decide to meet in a cafe at a table in an inconspicuous corner. man-women have lived in albania for centuries. >> i was very young, may be four or five years old when i started acting like a boy. i used to wear boy's clothes everybody noticed. first of all, you have the idea, t
Mar 2, 2013 8:30am PST
business. he is in a perfect position to see how his city is changing every day. up to seven days a week, he helps people, rich or poor, move themselves and their property. once everything is packed and loaded, he drives his moving van through the metropolis of 15 million. that drive can take several hours. >> i have more jobs than ever before. the rich are taking over whole districts in the city and pushing out the poor, but for my business, that is good. >> his workplace, istanbul, covers 2392 square kilometers. its symbol is in a building boom. for the last 10 years, it has been europe's fastest-growing region. everything is going higher, faster, and further. and the race to set records in concrete and glass seems to have no limits. istanbul's third airport is scheduled to open in 2013 as the world's biggest air traffic hub. but this booming city is built on unstable ground. istanbul is in an earthquake zone. so the state is calling for better building standards, but that costs lots of money. and 80% to 90% of turkey's economy depends on the construction industry, so, of course, there
Mar 26, 2013 2:00am PDT
earlier this month. it was the fourth time that he made changes to the constitution of this country since he came to power almost three years ago. hungary is a member of the european union, but many say the country has left the path of democracy. with the latest amendments, victor has considerably reduced the power of everybody who could potentially step in his way. >> radio and the people who operate it are the litmus test of democracy. the broadcast against the conformity of hungary's media. the government's media and coding has refused to allow them a permanent frequency band for two and a half years, so the station took the government to court. family court issued legally binding rulings in our favor three times, but the media authority contested all these rulings, so they kept us in limbo for two years. that is in line with their policy of economically ruining critical media. >> critical reports by their trademark. currently, the station is up in arms because the hon carian government has handed out awards to notorious anti-semite and right-wing extremists. >> starting today, i no lo
Mar 12, 2013 2:00am PDT
people stayed on and just change their clothes. >> the secret service heavies of the socialist 1970's and 1980's became the secret police thugs of the nationalist 1990's. they still have not been brought to justice. >> there's no justice in croatia, no truth. everything is corrupt. by any criteria in my view, this country is still far removed from e standards. >> on july 1, croatia is to join the european union. in frankfurt, the hook that will get the investigation moving. 33 years after the murder. as an eu member, croatia is obligated to aid in the prosecution of war criminals. >> my hope is that the german justice system will make it possible to hold him accountable for what we all believe he initiated and for which he bears the primary responsibility. >> croatia has a long road ahead before the crimes of its secret service can be laid to rest. >> it is a big day for car lovers when they spot a development mule on the road. sightings of those vehicles used to test new cars are rare. designers -- car makers do not want to reveal their latest designs, but in sweden, new cars are a c
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)